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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    I received an order with some pro products today from ADS. Wow, I had great service from ADS on this order. I had so many little questions and whatnot, amazing service!!

    I'm not certain if I'm a pro user though. ha. Mixing went beautifully, I even used distilled water. I simply find it less enjoyable to use than UWWA. It gave me an awful headache, the smell is so intense/overwhelming compared to the consumer offering. Last Touch always did slightly the same to me (headache), but this was worse. It feels like in the pro products they have to cut the "quality," of the scent to save money and cover up the chemicals. Like they still want to cover the chemicals, but it's done at the cost of quality of scent.

    The wax protection and slickness left behind feels nearly identical to UWWA or perhaps even a bit better.

    However, I found lubricity a bit less, which made cleaning more difficult even though I put a lot of product.

    Finally, I find the consumer bottles so much more enjoyable than the pro bottles. The pro bottles are heavy and the spray just isn't the same. Sure, you could try to use a UWWA bottle, but they have the lock on them that makes them so hard to open.

    Overall, I love Meguiar's but maybe that extra little bit they spend on making the consumer products is that "last touch," I need to want to use a product day in and day out.

    This is a superb product though. I found less lubricity than UWWA, as much or more protection/slickness ability, but a scent that is overwhelming and dizzying.

    I guess I dream of higher quality fragrance to not make me dizzy, haha, and smaller professional bottles, say 24 ounce.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by BTLew81 View Post
    Mr. Stoops...when using as a rinseless, what is the number of ounces per gallon? I want to be clear before I order this. Itching to try it if the dilutions are similar to other rinseless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    Rinseless is also suggested at 4:1.
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    Ok, don't freak out!!!! LOL!!!

    At 4:1 this product is virtually identical to Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere but at less than half the cost per ounce. That places it squarely in line with many other top line waterless washes except that, according to this review, it outperforms them.

    But you want to use D115 as a rinseless wash, not a waterless wash. OK, fine. Either way you choose you can still take that dilution ratio as far as 20:1 but you will lose some gloss and slickness, no doubt about it. And it's the gloss and slickness that really sets this product apart from the competition. As a waterless wash in a hand pump sprayer it's just amazing stuff. You might think I'm biased since I work for Meguiar's, but I can tell you in all honesty that the more I use this at 4:1 as a waterless wash the more I'm impressed by it. And I'm not easily impressed anymore since I get to play with anything and everything under the sun.

    If you want to stick with a waterless wash that holds to the 1 ounce of product to 2 gallons of water, stick with D114 Rinse Free Express Wash and then just hit the finish with some D156 Synthetic Express Spray Wax. By the way, if you've ever tried a certain rinseless wash that offers a rinseless wash & wax option for the exact same price, can you even tell a difference between the two versions in actual use? No, neither can we.
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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    I still have a headache from mixing those pro products and cleaning. However, I wanted to add one thing...

    The value of this product is unbelievable. It's a wash and waxing product, but yet you cannot get a Meguiar's quick detailer this cheap. I don't know how that is possible. Last Touch is essentially the cheapest at $25 or so a gallon (sure sometimes you can get it for $21), but multiple that by 5, and you are always going to come out significantly more than D115.

    I don't know how you guys do it! ha. How can a wash & wax product be less expensive that a plain old quicker detailer? ha-ha.

    Pretty cool, I just wish I didn't have such a physical reaction to it.

    Truly, the value of the detailing world!

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Mike, I didnt mean to offend. I almost exclusively Meg's in my garage. I guess the bottom line is to use D114. I have no issue with that, at all. You guys DO make some amazing products...too many to name. I will continue to use Meg's because they simply work and deliver on the promises you make.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    I cleaned an entire car with the 4:1 water to D115 today. I like it more now. The smell is still a bit intense for me, but not as bad as when I was dealing with the concentrates yesterday.

    The entire process and result is extremely similar to UWWA anywhere, without the nice aromatherapy.

    The value in this product is again striking. I might start having a 8:1 ratio for touch ups when I don't feel I need the recommended concentrate, but I have no problem with the cost at 4:1 after paying $11-$15 per 26oz bottle for UWWA. Of course, I will always have 1 or 2 bottles of UWWA on hand for when I want the cleaning and waxing, alongside a nice smell. Ha.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Sorry to reply *again* to this thread, but I keep using it and it is really a great product. It truly is an equal of UWWA with simply the more intense/overwhelming smell in D115.

    It's really so easy to mix up too, no issue. I mixed 4 bottles, and I should not have done that, because it's so easy to mix, two bottles would have been suffice. I'm staying at 4:1 because I want the max protection in the product when I clean.

    I did try the hand pump sprayer but as I suspected, I put it back in its box. It's too clunky to hold. I keep the bottle of solution in my hand (or arm), 80 percent of the time, and with the pump sprayer, you sorta need to sit it down all the time.

    I think we are all very fortunate that Meguiar's has given us D115.

    I actually followed panels up with D135 today (just for fun cause I am only now trying D135 for first time) after D115, and I lost slickness!! ha-ha. D115 comes in cheaper than QD, but yet replaces Quick Detailer, Washes, and Quick Waxes, and it does all those things better!

    I applaud Meguiar's. Now, a 2.0 version someday could try a different smell.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Do you mean M135?

    So you're saying M135 is noticably less slick than D115? Wow!
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    I used this stuff today as a drying aid. After washing a traditional washing, I sprayed a 4:1 solution on the wet car and polished it dry with a just 3 MF towels. Great product.

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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by 5xkmw View Post
    I used this stuff today as a drying aid. After washing a traditional washing, I sprayed a 4:1 solution on the wet car and polished it dry with a just 3 MF towels. Great product.
    I would highly suggest using UQW or D156 (synthetic x-press spray wax) as a drying aid.
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    Re: Mid-Year Introduction - D115 Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by davey g-force View Post
    Do you mean M135?

    So you're saying M135 is noticably less slick than D115? Wow!
    Davey, definitely. M135 is just a QD. D115 is a waterless wash so intrinsically, there's more lubrication therefore more slickness.
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